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Bootstrap carousel

MDB gives you a possibility to present your images, videos, and text messages in much more eye-pleasant form by providing you with few stunning carousels.

Each carousel is fully responsive and works perfectly on any device or browser.


In browsers where the Page Visibility API is supported, the carousel will avoid sliding when the web page is not visible to the user (such as when the browser tab is inactive, the browser window is minimized, etc.). Nested carousels are not supported.

Basic example


<!--Carousel Wrapper-->
<div id="carousel-example-1z" class="carousel slide carousel-fade" data-ride="carousel">
    <!--Indicators-->
    <ol class="carousel-indicators">
        <li data-target="#carousel-example-1z" data-slide-to="0" class="active"></li>
        <li data-target="#carousel-example-1z" data-slide-to="1"></li>
        <li data-target="#carousel-example-1z" data-slide-to="2"></li>
    </ol>
    <!--/.Indicators-->
    <!--Slides-->
    <div class="carousel-inner" role="listbox">
        <!--First slide-->
        <div class="carousel-item active">
            <img src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Slides/img%20(18).jpg" alt="First slide">
        </div>
        <!--/First slide-->
        <!--Second slide-->
        <div class="carousel-item">
            <img src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Slides/img%20(19).jpg" alt="Second slide">
        </div>
        <!--/Second slide-->
        <!--Third slide-->
        <div class="carousel-item">
            <img src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Slides/img%20(20).jpg" alt="Third slide">
        </div>
        <!--/Third slide-->
    </div>
    <!--/.Slides-->
    <!--Controls-->
    <a class="carousel-control-prev" href="#carousel-example-1z" role="button" data-slide="prev">
        <span class="carousel-control-prev-icon" aria-hidden="true"></span>
        <span class="sr-only">Previous</span>
    </a>
    <a class="carousel-control-next" href="#carousel-example-1z" role="button" data-slide="next">
        <span class="carousel-control-next-icon" aria-hidden="true"></span>
        <span class="sr-only">Next</span>
    </a>
    <!--/.Controls-->
</div>
<!--/.Carousel Wrapper-->

Transition animations not supported in Internet Explorer 9

Bootstrap exclusively uses CSS3 for its animations, but Internet Explorer 9 doesn’t support the necessary CSS properties. Thus, there are no slide transition animations when using that browser. We have intentionally decided not to include jQuery-based fallbacks for the transitions.

Initial active element required

The .active class needs to be added to one of the slides. Otherwise, the carousel will not be visible.

Optional captions

Add captions to your slides easily with the .carousel-caption element within any .carousel-item. Place just about any optional HTML within there and it will be automatically aligned and formatted.

If your content is not visible enough, you can cover the image with a darker mask.

You can easily change the intensity and color of the mask. To learn more read our MASKS documentation.


<!--Carousel Wrapper-->
<div id="carousel-example-2" class="carousel slide carousel-fade" data-ride="carousel">
    <!--Indicators-->
    <ol class="carousel-indicators">
        <li data-target="#carousel-example-2" data-slide-to="0" class="active"></li>
        <li data-target="#carousel-example-2" data-slide-to="1"></li>
        <li data-target="#carousel-example-2" data-slide-to="2"></li>
    </ol>
    <!--/.Indicators-->
    <!--Slides-->
    <div class="carousel-inner" role="listbox">
        <div class="carousel-item active">
            <div class="view hm-black-light">
                <img src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Slides/img%20(22).jpg" alt="First slide">
            </div>
            <div class="carousel-caption">
                <h3 class="h3-responsive">Light mask</h3>
                <p>First text</p>
            </div>
        </div>
        <div class="carousel-item">
            <!--Mask color-->
            <div class="view hm-black-strong">
                <img src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Slides/img%20(23).jpg" alt="Second slide">
            </div>
            <div class="carousel-caption">
                <h3 class="h3-responsive">Strong mask</h3>
                <p>Secondary text</p>
            </div>
        </div>
        <div class="carousel-item">
            <!--Mask color-->
            <div class="view hm-black-slight">
                <img src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Slides/img%20(24).jpg" alt="Third slide">
            </div>
            <div class="carousel-caption">
                <h3 class="h3-responsive">Slight mask</h3>
                <p>Third text</p>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
    <!--/.Slides-->
    <!--Controls-->
    <a class="carousel-control-prev" href="#carousel-example-2" role="button" data-slide="prev">
        <span class="carousel-control-prev-icon" aria-hidden="true"></span>
        <span class="sr-only">Previous</span>
    </a>
    <a class="carousel-control-next" href="#carousel-example-2" role="button" data-slide="next">
        <span class="carousel-control-next-icon" aria-hidden="true"></span>
        <span class="sr-only">Next</span>
    </a>
    <!--/.Controls-->
</div>
<!--/.Carousel Wrapper-->

Accessibility issue

The carousel component is generally not compliant with accessibility standards. If you need to be compliant, please consider other options for presenting your content.

Multi-item carousel Premium component


<!--Carousel Wrapper-->
<div id="multi-item-example" class="carousel slide carousel-multi-item" data-ride="carousel">

    <!--Controls-->
    <div class="controls-top">
        <a class="btn-floating btn-small" href="#multi-item-example" data-slide="prev"><i class="fa fa-chevron-left"></i></a>
        <a class="btn-floating btn-small" href="#multi-item-example" data-slide="next"><i class="fa fa-chevron-right"></i></a>
    </div>
    <!--/.Controls-->

    <!--Indicators-->
    <ol class="carousel-indicators">
        <li data-target="#multi-item-example" data-slide-to="0" class="active"></li>
        <li data-target="#multi-item-example" data-slide-to="1"></li>
        <li data-target="#multi-item-example" data-slide-to="2"></li>
    </ol>
    <!--/.Indicators-->

    <!--Slides-->
    <div class="carousel-inner" role="listbox">

        <!--First slide-->
        <div class="carousel-item active">

            <div class="col-md-4">
                <div class="card">
                    <img class="img-fluid" src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Horizontal/Nature/4-col/img%20(51).jpg" alt="Card image cap">
                    <div class="card-block">
                        <h4 class="card-title">Card title</h4>
                        <p class="card-text">Some quick example text to build on the card title and make up the bulk of the card's content.</p>
                        <a href="#" class="btn btn-primary">Button</a>
                    </div>
                </div>
            </div>

            <div class="col-md-4 hidden-sm-down">
                <div class="card">
                    <img class="img-fluid" src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Horizontal/Nature/4-col/img%20(23).jpg" alt="Card image cap">
                    <div class="card-block">
                        <h4 class="card-title">Card title</h4>
                        <p class="card-text">Some quick example text to build on the card title and make up the bulk of the card's content.</p>
                        <a href="#" class="btn btn-primary">Button</a>
                    </div>
                </div>
            </div>

            <div class="col-md-4 hidden-sm-down">
                <div class="card">
                    <img class="img-fluid" src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Horizontal/Nature/4-col/img%20(66).jpg" alt="Card image cap">
                    <div class="card-block">
                        <h4 class="card-title">Card title</h4>
                        <p class="card-text">Some quick example text to build on the card title and make up the bulk of the card's content.</p>
                        <a href="#" class="btn btn-primary">Button</a>
                    </div>
                </div>
            </div>

        </div>
        <!--/.First slide-->

        <!--Second slide-->
        <div class="carousel-item">

            <div class="col-md-4">
                <div class="card">
                    <img class="img-fluid" src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Horizontal/Nature/4-col/img%20(108).jpg" alt="Card image cap">
                    <div class="card-block">
                        <h4 class="card-title">Card title</h4>
                        <p class="card-text">Some quick example text to build on the card title and make up the bulk of the card's content.</p>
                        <a href="#" class="btn btn-primary">Button</a>
                    </div>
                </div>
            </div>

            <div class="col-md-4 hidden-sm-down">
                <div class="card">
                    <img class="img-fluid" src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Horizontal/Nature/4-col/img%20(5).jpg" alt="Card image cap">
                    <div class="card-block">
                        <h4 class="card-title">Card title</h4>
                        <p class="card-text">Some quick example text to build on the card title and make up the bulk of the card's content.</p>
                        <a href="#" class="btn btn-primary">Button</a>
                    </div>
                </div>
            </div>

            <div class="col-md-4 hidden-sm-down">
                <div class="card">
                    <img class="img-fluid" src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Horizontal/Nature/4-col/img%20(79).jpg" alt="Card image cap">
                    <div class="card-block">
                        <h4 class="card-title">Card title</h4>
                        <p class="card-text">Some quick example text to build on the card title and make up the bulk of the card's content.</p>
                        <a href="#" class="btn btn-primary">Button</a>
                    </div>
                </div>
            </div>

        </div>
        <!--/.Second slide-->

        <!--Third slide-->
        <div class="carousel-item">

            <div class="col-md-4">
                <div class="card">
                    <img class="img-fluid" src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Horizontal/Nature/4-col/img%20(65).jpg" alt="Card image cap">
                    <div class="card-block">
                        <h4 class="card-title">Card title</h4>
                        <p class="card-text">Some quick example text to build on the card title and make up the bulk of the card's content.</p>
                        <a href="#" class="btn btn-primary">Button</a>
                    </div>
                </div>
            </div>

            <div class="col-md-4 hidden-sm-down">
                <div class="card">
                    <img class="img-fluid" src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Horizontal/Nature/4-col/img%20(36).jpg" alt="Card image cap">
                    <div class="card-block">
                        <h4 class="card-title">Card title</h4>
                        <p class="card-text">Some quick example text to build on the card title and make up the bulk of the card's content.</p>
                        <a href="#" class="btn btn-primary">Button</a>
                    </div>
                </div>
            </div>

            <div class="col-md-4 hidden-sm-down">
                <div class="card">
                    <img class="img-fluid" src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Horizontal/Nature/4-col/img%20(52).jpg" alt="Card image cap">
                    <div class="card-block">
                        <h4 class="card-title">Card title</h4>
                        <p class="card-text">Some quick example text to build on the card title and make up the bulk of the card's content.</p>
                        <a href="#" class="btn btn-primary">Button</a>
                    </div>
                </div>
            </div>

        </div>
        <!--/.Third slide-->

    </div>
    <!--/.Slides-->

</div>
<!--/.Carousel Wrapper-->

Thumbnails carousel Premium component


<!--Carousel Wrapper-->
<div id="carousel-thumb" class="carousel slide carousel-fade carousel-thumbnails" data-ride="carousel">
    <!--Slides-->
    <div class="carousel-inner" role="listbox">
        <div class="carousel-item active">
            <img src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Slides/img%20(25).jpg" alt="First slide">
        </div>
        <div class="carousel-item">
            <img src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Slides/img%20(73).jpg" alt="Second slide">
        </div>
        <div class="carousel-item">
            <img src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Slides/img%20(27).jpg" alt="Third slide">
        </div>
    </div>
    <!--/.Slides-->
    <!--Controls-->
    <a class="carousel-control-prev" href="#carousel-thumb" role="button" data-slide="prev">
        <span class="carousel-control-prev-icon" aria-hidden="true"></span>
        <span class="sr-only">Previous</span>
    </a>
    <a class="carousel-control-next" href="#carousel-thumb" role="button" data-slide="next">
        <span class="carousel-control-next-icon" aria-hidden="true"></span>
        <span class="sr-only">Next</span>
    </a>
    <!--/.Controls-->
    <ol class="carousel-indicators">
        <li data-target="#carousel-thumb" data-slide-to="0" class="active"> <img src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Others/Carousel-thumbs/img%20(25).jpg" class="img-fluid"></li>
        <li data-target="#carousel-thumb" data-slide-to="1"><img src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Others/Carousel-thumbs/img%20(73).jpg" class="img-fluid"></li>
        <li data-target="#carousel-thumb" data-slide-to="2"><img src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Others/Carousel-thumbs/img%20(27).jpg" class="img-fluid"></li>
    </ol>
</div>
<!--/.Carousel Wrapper-->

Video Carousel


<!--Carousel Wrapper-->
        <div id="video-carousel-example" class="carousel slide carousel-fade" data-ride="carousel">
            <!--Indicators-->
            <ol class="carousel-indicators">
                <li data-target="#video-carousel-example" data-slide-to="0" class="active"></li>
                <li data-target="#video-carousel-example" data-slide-to="1"></li>
                <li data-target="#video-carousel-example" data-slide-to="2"></li>
            </ol>
            <!--/.Indicators-->
            <!--Slides-->
            <div class="carousel-inner" role="listbox">
                <div class="carousel-item active">
                    <video class="video-fluid" autoplay loop>
                        <source src="https://mdbootstrap.com/images/video/Strum-Away.mp4" type="video/mp4" />
                    </video>
                </div>
                <div class="carousel-item">
                    <video class="video-fluid" autoplay loop>
                        <source src="https://mdbootstrap.com/images/video/Beach-Ball.mp4" type="video/mp4" />
                    </video>
                </div>
                <div class="carousel-item">
                    <video class="video-fluid" autoplay loop>
                        <source src="https://mdbootstrap.com/images/video/Nature-Sunset.mp4" type="video/mp4" />
                    </video>
                </div>
            </div>
            <!--/.Slides-->
            <!--Controls-->
            <a class="carousel-control-prev" href="#video-carousel-example" role="button" data-slide="prev">
                <span class="carousel-control-prev-icon" aria-hidden="true"></span>
                <span class="sr-only">Previous</span>
            </a>
            <a class="carousel-control-next" href="#video-carousel-example" role="button" data-slide="next">
                <span class="carousel-control-next-icon" aria-hidden="true"></span>
                <span class="sr-only">Next</span>
            </a>
            <!--/.Controls-->
        </div>
        <!--/.Carousel Wrapper-->

Caption and mask


If you want to add a caption to your carousel you will probably also need to cover it with a dark mask, to make your caption more visible.

You can easily change the intensity and color of the mask. To learn more read our MASKS documentation.


<!--Carousel Wrapper-->
<div id="video-carousel-example" class="carousel slide carousel-fade" data-ride="carousel">
    <!--Indicators-->
    <ol class="carousel-indicators">
        <li data-target="#video-carousel-example" data-slide-to="0" class="active"></li>
        <li data-target="#video-carousel-example" data-slide-to="1"></li>
        <li data-target="#video-carousel-example" data-slide-to="2"></li>
    </ol>
    <!--/.Indicators-->
    <!--Slides-->
    <div class="carousel-inner" role="listbox">
        <!-- First slide -->
        <div class="carousel-item active">
            <!--Mask color-->
            <div class="view hm-black-light">
                <!--Video source-->
                <video class="video-fluid" autoplay loop>
                    <source src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/video/Strum-Away.mp4" type="video/mp4" />
                </video>
                <div class="full-bg-img"></div>
            </div>

            <!--Caption-->
            <div class="carousel-caption">
                <div class="animated fadeInDown">
                    <h3 class="h3-responsive">Light mask</h3>
                    <p>First text</p>
                </div>
            </div>
            <!--Caption-->
        </div>
        <!-- /.First slide -->

        <!-- Second slide -->
        <div class="carousel-item">
            <!--Mask color-->
            <div class="view hm-black-slight">
                <!--Video source-->
                <video class="video-fluid" autoplay loop>
                    <source src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/video/Beach-Ball.mp4" type="video/mp4" />
                </video>
                <div class="mask"></div>
            </div>

            <!--Caption-->
            <div class="carousel-caption">
                <div class="animated fadeInDown">
                    <h3 class="h3-responsive">Super light mask</h3>
                    <p>Secondary text</p>
                </div>
            </div>
            <!--Caption-->
        </div>
        <!-- /.Second slide -->

        <!-- Third slide -->
        <div class="carousel-item">
            <!--Mask color-->
            <div class="view hm-black-strong">
                <!--Video source-->
                <video class="video-fluid" autoplay loop>
                    <source src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/video/Nature-Sunset.mp4" type="video/mp4" />
                </video>
                <div class="mask"></div>
            </div>

            <!--Caption-->
            <div class="carousel-caption">
                <div class="animated fadeInDown">
                    <h3 class="h3-responsive">Strong mask</h3>
                    <p>Third text</p>
                </div>
            </div>
            <!--Caption-->
        </div>
        <!-- /.Third slide -->
    </div>
    <!--/.Slides-->
    <!--Controls-->
    <a class="carousel-control-prev" href="#video-carousel-example" role="button" data-slide="prev">
        <span class="carousel-control-prev-icon" aria-hidden="true"></span>
        <span class="sr-only">Previous</span>
    </a>
    <a class="carousel-control-next" href="#video-carousel-example" role="button" data-slide="next">
        <span class="carousel-control-next-icon" aria-hidden="true"></span>
        <span class="sr-only">Next</span>
    </a>
    <!--/.Controls-->
</div>
<!--/.Carousel Wrapper-->

Full page carousels

Click the buttons below to see a live preview.

Full Image Carousel Full Video Carousel

Read tutorial "Creating Full Page Carousels":

Tutorials

Slide/Fade

Add or remove the .carousel-fade class to manipulate the effect.


<div id="carousel-example" class="carousel slide carousel-fade" data-ride="carousel">

Usage

Multiple carousels

Carousels require the use of an id on the outermost container (the .carousel) for carousel controls to function properly. When adding multiple carousels, or when changing a carousel’s id, be sure to update the relevant controls.


Via data attributes

Use data attributes to easily control the position of the carousel. data-slide accepts the keywords prev or next, which alters the slide position relative to its current position. Alternatively, use data-slide-to to pass a raw slide index to the carousel data-slide-to="2", which shifts the slide position to a particular index beginning with 0.

The data-ride="carousel" attribute is used to mark a carousel as animating starting at page load. It cannot be used in combination with (redundant and unnecessary) explicit JavaScript initialization of the same carousel.


Via JavaScript

Call carousel manually with:


$('.carousel').carousel()

Options

Options can be passed via data attributes or JavaScript. For data attributes, append the option name to data-, as in data-interval="".

Name Type Default Description
interval number 5000 The amount of time to delay between automatically cycling an item. If false, carousel will not automatically cycle.
pause string "hover" Pauses the cycling of the carousel on mouseenter and resumes the cycling of the carousel on mouseleave.
wrap boolean true Whether the carousel should cycle continuously or have hard stops.
keyboard boolean true Whether the carousel should react to keyboard events.

Methods

.carousel(options)

Initializes the carousel with an optional options object and starts cycling through items.


$('.carousel').carousel({
  interval: 2000
})

.carousel('cycle')

Cycles through the carousel items from left to right.


.carousel('pause')

Stops the carousel from cycling through items.


.carousel(number)

Cycles the carousel to a particular frame (0 based, similar to an array).


.carousel('prev')

Cycles to the previous item.


.carousel('next')

Cycles to the next item.


Events

Bootstrap’s carousel class exposes two events for hooking into carousel functionality. Both events have the following additional properties:

  1. direction: The direction in which the carousel is sliding (either "left" or "right").
  2. relatedTarget: The DOM element that is being slid into place as the active item.

All carousel events are fired at the carousel itself (i.e. at the <div class="carousel">).


Event Type Description
slide.bs.carousel This event fires immediately when the slide instance method is invoked.
slid.bs.carousel This event is fired when the carousel has completed its slide transition.

$('#myCarousel').on('slide.bs.carousel', function () {
  // do something…
})